I’m posting some miscellaneous photos from my Korea trip here so they don’t get in the way of food and drink posts. There will also be some food related photos such as food stalls and market.
From Brussels to Istanbul all the Turks had Köfte. I opted for vegetarian meals at the time of booking. The menu below is served on flight to Seoul (from Istanbul). The partner says the chicken has curry. There’s no mention of curry in the descriptions. I wouldn’t be able to eat it anyway.
When I heard the announcement “boarding complete” and saw nobody walking towards my row I almost shrieked with delight. The best view on my flight!
Saw hundreds upon hundreds of these men who were clad in nothing but cotton towels at Istanbul airport. I thought they had gone to the sauna. I looked it up later and learnt they are muslim pilgrims on the way or on their way back from a pilgrimage. The garment they wear is called “Ihram clothing”.
They all wore pool slippers like mine, now you know why I thought they were on their way to the sauna, or had already been to.
I learnt something that day. (Apologies for the quality of the photo. It was sneaky of me.)
I like classical and modern designs. This is where you get tickets for the train to town. If you are as observant as I am you will quickly notice there’s always someone watching you closely. CCTV but not the intensity of what you see Hong Kong or the UK. But there are people of authority who walk around and observe you silently.
Korean metro is modern, fast and efficient, like in some other countries such as Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong etc.